University of Delaware
Cover of the UD Civic Action Plan report
January 3, 2018

Announcing UD’s Civic Action Plan

After a year of development and review that included participation from all colleges and from many other parts of the university, the UD Civic Action Plan has been approved by President Dennis Assanis and Interim Provost Robin Morgan. The Plan has been submitted for posting to the national Campus Compact, confirming that it expresses the […]

View of the city of Barcelona from the top of a hill.
December 21, 2017

Three Unexpected Things about Service

Study abroad is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel the world with your friends, meet new people from new places, and gain a new perspective of the world. It also is a great opportunity to be involved in service. During my adventurous semester in Barcelona, I knew it would be a good idea to […]

Two college students smile at the ticket booth for their fundraising event.
December 19, 2017

The Continuum of Community Service

What Is the Continuum of Community Service? Community service is about viewing the world through a different set of lenses. It is about moving out of your comfort zone and helping those that are less privileged than you. I view community service as if it were on a continuum. Wherever you stand on the continuum, […]

December 14, 2017

Engaging with Diverse Communities

The Value of Community Service Community Service is something a lot of individuals get involved in with hopes of making a positive impact and giving back to our local communities. Often times, we underestimate the effect community service can have on our lives. It is an experience that can lead us to discover new passions, […]

The definition of service.
December 12, 2017

Service Redefined

The Stigma of Service The definition of “service” is strikingly surprising to the general population, especially the student population on our campus. In my time as a Community Engagement Ambassador and a member of the service-heavy Blue Hen Leadership Program, I have heard many interpretations of service falling along the lines of “volunteering” or “getting […]

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